Bentleigh East is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 14 kilometres from the CBD.
- Area:9.037 km2
- Elevation:49 m
- Local Government Area:Glen Eira City Council
Bentleigh East is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 14 kilometres from the CBD. Its local government area is the City of Glen Eira. At the 2016 Census, Bentleigh East had a population of 27,635 up from 25,925 in 2011.
The suburb, like its neighbour Bentleigh, was named after the infamous Victorian politician Thomas Bent. Part of East Bentleigh was inside the original grant of land bought by English farmer and brewer, Henry Dendy, in 1841. He bought 5,120 acres (20.7 km2) which was bounded on the west by Port Phillip Bay, then North Road, East Boundary Road and South Road. East Bentleigh Post Office opened on 9 January 1928 and closed in 1995, although Bentleigh East Delivery Centre remains open. Coatesville Post Office on Mackie Road East Bentleigh opened on 1 April 1955.East Bentleigh police station closed in the early 1990s and the building remains standing on the corner of East Boundary Road and Omeo Court, near Centre Road (opposite the hotel).
The East Village urban renewal plan (for the 25-hectare industrial/commercial site on the corner of East Boundary Road and North Road) will transition the site into a bustling hub of innovative jobs (some existing Virginia park businesses will remain), diverse housing, schools, shopping/dining and open space.
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